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« on: December 21, 2011 11:04:41 AM »

I am farely new to crocheting.  I was wondering if someone could help me with this pattern.  It can be found here:  http://www.abc-knitting-patterns.com/1082.html

In row 4 it says how to increase, but it doesn't say when and how often.  I couldn't imagine that each "2 dc" means an increase right?  That would make it totally huge wouldn't it?  Please help.  Thanks!  Nat

Here are the directions:

Skirt crocheted back and forth from the waist down.
Chain 60.
Row 1: 60 dc.
Row 2: *BPdc (back post double crochet), dc, FPdc (front post double crochet), dc*, repeat from * to *
Row 3: *BPdc, dc, FPdc, dc*, repeat from * to *.
Row 4 To make increase crochet 2 dc over single dc: *BPdc, 2 dc, FPdc, 2 dc*, repeat from * to *
Rows 5-8: *BPdc, 2 dc, FPdc, 2 dc*.
Rows 9-18: *BPdc, 3 dc, FPdc, 3 dc*.
Row 19: sc.
Row 20 with off-white thread: sc.
Row 21: *sc, ch 3, skip 1 sc*, repeat from * to *.
Row 22: *sc in the ch 3, ch 3*, repeat from * to *.
Tie off.
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2011 11:38:32 AM »

I couldn't imagine that each "2 dc" means an increase right?  

Even though I am totally guessing, I think you are right.  Increase the size of the picture and you'll see that along the left the skirt is at a pretty steep angle, and there's a curve on the right side.  That means that if the piece were laid flat and not on a doll you'd see almost half a circle.  The only way to get that full of a skirt is to increase (a lot).  Unfortunately, the only way to know for sure is to try it.  You mention that you are pretty new to crochet, and if you haven't already been introduced to frogging (ripping out stitches and starting over) now could be the time to learn.  Shocked  Wink
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